Industry roundtable to discuss construction consultancy in a changing world

Consultancy 4.0 is a major new campaign from the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE) showcasing the changing offering from consultancies working in the built environment, based around data, expert insight and analysis. To mark the campaign’s launch on Wednesday 30 June 2021, Infrastructure Intelligence and ACE are co-hosting a high-level roundtable discussion for consultants and clients.

As well as discussing key issues, the online roundtable will highlight the new Consultancy 4.0 website which will show how consultants have adapted to deliver in a changing world, why they should be considered as the ‘partner of choice’ for both public and private clients and how to collaborate to get the most out of any close working relationship. 

The website will showcase not only the changing offering of consultancy firms, but also the excellence and wide experience of the sector. The site will feature a number of innovative, interactive and visual case studies from ACE members showcasing their expertise and builds on previously released research, webinars and articles from ACE’s Future of Consultancy work.

Panellists at the roundtable will explore the changing nature of the industry which now delivers across the entire lifecycle of an asset, why clients should reconsider out-of-date preconceptions and what the entire supply chain can do to work better together.

The roundtable will be chaired by Infrastructure Intelligence editor Andy Walker and joining him will be Emma-Jane Houghton, commercial director of the UK’s new hospital programme, Paul Tremble, chief strategy officer of WSP and chair of ACE’s future markets group, Hannah Vickers, chief executive of ACE and other speakers from the client and consultancy sectors.

Commenting on the launch, ACE’s chief executive Hannah Vickers said: “Consultancy 4.0 celebrates our sector’s response to the fourth industrial revolution and outlines how we are now able to offer new services built on data, expert insight and analysis across the entire lifecycle of an asset. Many clients will be unaware of just how much we have changed compared to five or ten years ago and what we are now offering, but it’s clear in my mind that consultancies are the delivery partners of choice for any programme or project in the built environment.”

Paul Tremble, chair of ACE’s future skills group and chief strategy officer at WSP in the UK, added: “We’re delighted to be showcasing member expertise and the best of our industry’s current offering and this gives us a great platform to engage public and private clients on behalf of the industry over the coming weeks and months.”

The Consultancy 4.0 and this roundtable aims to inform clients and the wider industry how the consultancy sector has changed and is continuing to change to adapt to the new realities facing the construction sector in a challenging and changing world. To find out more, register below for your free roundtable place today!

Consultancy 4.0
Delivering construction consultancy in a changing world
Wednesday 30 June 2021 at 12 noon
An Infrastructure Intelligence roundtable organised with ACE.

Andy Walker, Editor, Infrastructure Intelligence

Emma-Jane Houghton, Commercial Director, UK New Hospital Programme
Paul Tremble, Chief Strategy Officer, WSP and chair of ACE’s Future Markets Group
Peter Reekie, Chief Executive, Scottish Futures Trust
Hannah Vickers, Chief Executive, ACE
Tony Slater, Alliance Manager, Highways England

And other speakers to be confirmed soon.

Click here to register for your free place to attend this free roundtable.

The Infrastructure Intelligence LIVE series of events is organised in association with our Events and Communications Strategic Partner, BECG

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